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Old 03-11-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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The deer here appreciate the motion sensor light as they graze in my backyard.

When I had a garden, I had to use an 8' tall electric fence.

Some people claim limited success with predator urine. One neighbor claimed to protect his garden with bars of Irish Spring soap strung up around it.

The world is not created in the Disney mold. Good luck.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Damn. You're judgemental. How do you know it will not work?


Because nearly every time one poster proclaims.....they...are the ones who figured out a deer prevention method there are two or three posters who say they did try it and it does not work.


However, when a poster recommends an 8 ft fence, I have yet to read others stating it does not work.
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Old 03-11-2017, 01:59 PM
 
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A couple of links to interesting deer repellant ideas.
Deer Repellent Recipes For Homemade Deer Repellent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ySzNEuuKc
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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We have a deer problem. They eat everything around here. You know those prickly holly trees with the red berries? They even ate those thorny things in my yard. Tulips? Might as well be crack. Green giant arborvitae seems like mashed potatoes and gravy to these hateful hounds of hell. We've tried the sprays, and we're trying the loose netting over the tulip beds (but they're just taking them up through the netting.) I sprayed everything with neem oil last fall that helped a little, but it wears off and is a chore to do.

Short of traumatizing the neighborhood kids with blowing Bambi's head off (which my animal loving wife is about ready to do), anyone know of anything that can scare these little turds off? Any motion detection devices that I can strap to a tree that'd spook them away that actually work and won't annoy my neighbors (no loud horns)? I'm open to any and all ideas at this point, short of harming them.
... were being destroyed by the deer population. Hunters to cull the herd were quickly shamed out of business. But what worked,

..was to dart the males with chemicals making them sterile. Good by problem.
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Old 03-11-2017, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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There's gotta be something they don't like.
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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https://www.predatorpee.com

Try this. It's a creative way that might help.
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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https://www.predatorpee.com

Try this. It's a creative way that might help.
FWIW, meat-eating human urine can be similar in some of the chemical components. Have some venison stew, pee around your plants.
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Old 03-11-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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FWIW, meat-eating human urine can be similar in some of the chemical components. Have some venison stew, pee around your plants.
Sounds like a much cheaper alternative.
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Old 03-11-2017, 05:42 PM
 
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I tried everything I could find, everything recommended on the internet... but nothing worked, and I finally put up a tall fence...no deer problems since.
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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We have a deer problem. They eat everything around here. You know those prickly holly trees with the red berries? They even ate those thorny things in my yard. Tulips? Might as well be crack. Green giant arborvitae seems like mashed potatoes and gravy to these hateful hounds of hell. We've tried the sprays, and we're trying the loose netting over the tulip beds (but they're just taking them up through the netting.) I sprayed everything with neem oil last fall that helped a little, but it wears off and is a chore to do.

Short of traumatizing the neighborhood kids with blowing Bambi's head off (which my animal loving wife is about ready to do), anyone know of anything that can scare these little turds off? Any motion detection devices that I can strap to a tree that'd spook them away that actually work and won't annoy my neighbors (no loud horns)? I'm open to any and all ideas at this point, short of harming them.
Get a deerhound.
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